Alabama Almost Shakes


Alabama Shakes are the hip new buzz band. Their debut record, Boys And Girls, dropped this month and they are living well, having landed an opening slot for Jack White. Their music is vintage soul reminiscent of…

More Fun. With "Some Nights"

 
A few weeks ago, Fun. released their sophomore album, Some Nights. Propelled by the success of the album’s catchy first single “We Are Young”, Fun. are blowing up. The song is prominently featured in Chevy commercials while…

The Return of Ringo Starr!


With drum hits that replicate the opening of the Beatles’ song “Glass Onion”, Ringo Starr’s newest disc Ringo 2012 kicks into gear. A stabbing guitar line follows that sounds very similar to the opening riff from “Sgt. Pepper’s…

Foxy Shazam Takes You To Church!


Holy crap! Did someone resurrect Freddy Mercury? No, that’s just the sound of Eric Nally, the charismatic lead vocalist of Foxy Shazam – the band that just unleashed an excellent brand new LP The Church of Rock and

Ben Kweller’s “Go Fly A Kite” Flies High


When Ben Kweller was writing his new album, Go Fly A Kite, he was definitely mad at someone. This is not to say that the songs have to be autobiographical, but the lyrical themes of anger, loss,…

The Jim Ivins Band Return With New EP

 
  This month, the Virginia-based Jim Ivins Band released their new EP Everything We Wanted. It’s an 8-song collection of very accessible acoustic-driven pop-rock tunes reminiscent of a blend between the Goo Goo Dolls, John Mayer’s Room For

The Rolling Clone Blogazine’s Best LP Releases of 2011

Here you have it . . .  

1. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

1.) The reunion of Dave Grohl with Nirvana’s Nevermind producer, Butch Vig plus a guest appearance by Chris Novoselic didn’t hurt this record’s…

A Joyride with the Black Keys' El Camino


The boys from Akron are back. This month, the Black Keys unveiled their follow up to their 2010 critically acclaimed Brothers. It’s called El Camino and it’s awesome. This time around, the Keys reteam with Danger Mouse,…

A Very Pleasant She & Him Christmas


Sorry Justin Bieber - of the Christmas records out this year I recommend checking out She & Him’s A Very She & Him Christmas. Unlike many other competing seasonal albums, this one doesn’t suffer from over-production. The…

Alice Cooper's Extra Ghoulish (and Extra Cheesy) Sequel


For those kids who wish My Chemical Romance would write a sequel to 2006’s The Black Parade, check out Alice Cooper’s new disc, Welcome 2 My Nightmare. It’s the sequel to his 1975 album Welcome To

New "Tricks" From Attack Cat!


Power-pop lovers are in for a treat. Last month, Cleveland rockers Attack Cat (a.k.a. Rachel Hoskins and Dave Douglas) dropped their new EP, Dandy Outlaws. It sounds so sweet that you’ll probably get a sugar high just…